ETHIOPIA / AU KERRY
Addis Ababa: Secretary of State John Kerry expected to attend the celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity.
MYANMAR / JAPAN
Yangon: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
AFGHAN / BALLOONS
Kabul: Afghan artists give away 10,000 pink balloons to the citizens of Kabul to spread the message of oneness and peace.
RUSSIA / GAY RALLY
Moscow: Pro gay rally in central Moscow just days after Council of Europe demands protection for gay pride rallies.
UKRAINE / GAY RIGHTS
Kiev: A Ukrainian court on Thursday denied organisers permission to hold the country's first gay pride demonstration in the capital.
TURKEY / SNC
Istanbul: Syrian National Coalition expected to elect new president, approve opposition prime minister's cabinet.
PORTUGAL / PROTEST
Lisbon: Portugal's largest trade union calls for workers to protest against newly proposed austerity measures.
GERMANY / AUCTION
Cologne: Some of the world's earliest personal computers - including the iconic Apple I - are to be auctioned in Germany.
ITALY / BEATIFICATION
Palermo: An estimated 100,000 people are expected to attend the beatification of Italian Fr. Giuseppe 'Pino' Puglisi who will be recognised as a martyr in a Mass.
FRANCE / AIR SHOW
Paris: French Defence Minister Yves Le Drian attends Air Show to mark the 60th anniversary of the 'Patrouille de France',
JORDAN / WEF
Dead Sea: World politicians and businessmen gather for three days of World Economic Forum meetings.
LEBANON / CLASHES
West Bekaa: Hezbollah supporters gather for an rally to mark the anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.